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Wooden Blocks - Zidar Kid

Wooden Blocks

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Playing with wooden blocks is not just a pastime. Whether it's the classic charm of HABA blocks or the timeless appeal of Uncle Goose, these toys offer a myriad of benefits for children's learning and growth.

Stacking blocks and using imagination is one of the most simple yet engaging ways to keep kids busy. The great thing about playing with blocks is that there's no right answer when it comes to how you want to play.


How do wooden blocks help child development?

Let's explore how children can engage in playful activities with wooden blocks while gaining valuable skills in different areas of development within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development:

Sharing and cooperating

Imagine a group of children working together to build a towering castle with wooden blocks. As they collaborate, take turns, and share ideas, they develop essential social skills and learn the importance of teamwork and communication. Building the city around the train track together is a wonderful way to encourage sharing and caring especially for the train lovers.

Self-confidence

Picture a child beaming with pride as they successfully construct a bridge using wooden blocks. Through experimentation and perseverance, they build confidence in their abilities and gain a sense of achievement.

Communication and Language

Vocabulary development

Picture children discussing their block creations, using words like "tall," "short," "heavy," and "light" to describe their structures. Through this dialogue, they expand their vocabulary and deepen their understanding of spatial concepts.This can also be conquered with the Cardboard stacking blocks with different themes.

Listening skills

Imagine a child listening attentively to a peer's suggestion for adding a roof to their block house. By actively listening and responding to others' ideas, they practice important listening and communication skills.

Physical Development

Fine motor skills

Envision a child carefully stacking wooden blocks to construct a tower. With each precise movement of their fingers, they enhance their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity. The Cat and Dog building blocks would be brilliant for this.

Who can go higher ? The cat or the dog.

Gross motor skills

Picture children lifting and transporting large blocks across the play area to incorporate them into their structures. Through this physical activity, they develop strength, balance, and spatial awareness.

Literacy

Storytelling

Imagine children using wooden blocks to create scenes for imaginative storytelling, such as building a zoo or a bustling city. As they narrate stories around their constructions, they engage in early literacy activities and develop narrative skills. The Uncle Goose Rhyming blocks are a wonderful learning resource that could be used to singing and group time.

Emergent writing

Picture a child arranging wooden blocks like the Braille blocks from Uncle Goose to spell out simple words or their name. Through this playful exploration of letters and words, they lay the groundwork for emergent writing skills.

Mathematics

Number sense

Envision children counting blocks as they stack them, compare quantities, or create patterns. Through these mathematical activities, they develop a basic understanding of numbers and numerical relationships through wooden blocks.

Shape and space

Picture children sorting blocks by shape, building symmetrical structures, or arranging them to create geometric patterns. Through these experiences, they learn about shapes, spatial relationships, and symmetry.

Understanding the World

Problem-solving

Imagine children experimenting with different block arrangements to construct a stable bridge. As they encounter challenges and find solutions, they develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies.

Science exploration

Picture children investigating how different block configurations affect stability and balance. Through these hands-on explorations, they gain insights into scientific concepts such as gravity, equilibrium, and structure.

Wooden blocks, including those from HABA and Uncle Goose, are not only versatile toys but also powerful tools for supporting children's learning and development across various domains.

In summary, wooden blocks provide endless opportunities for children to engage in imaginative play, creative exploration, and meaningful learning experiences across all areas of development within the EYFS framework. By incorporating block play into early childhood education settings, educators can nurture children's curiosity, creativity, and cognitive growth, setting the stage for lifelong learning and success.